§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Minister of Pensions what was the total amount paid through his Department by way of pensions during the last financial year; and what was the average weekly rate of pension paid?2877W
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
The total amount paid by way of pensions during the last financial year to all classes of pensioners was £39,670,500. The average weekly amount per pensioner works out at 18s. 11d.